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Hemirhagerrhis kelleri BOETTGER, 1893

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Psammophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesStripe-bellied Bark Snake, Keller's Bark Snake, Striped Bark Snake 
SynonymHemirhagerrhis kelleri BOETTGER 1893: 129
Hemirhagerrhis kelleri — STEJNEGER 1893: 729
Amplorhinus taeniatus STERNFELD 1908: 244
Hemirrhagerrhis [sic] kelleri — CALABRESI 1927: 54
Hemirrhaggeris [sic] kelleri — SCORTECCI 1929: 272
Hemirhargerris [sic] kelleri — UTHMÖLLER 1942: 40
Hemirhagerrhis kelleri — BROADLEY 2000
Hemirhagerrhis kelleri — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 545
Hemirhagerrhis kelleri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 326
Hemirhagerrhis kelleri — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 427 
DistributionS Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, N Tanzania

Type locality: Abdallah = Abdulla, north of Webi Shebeli, Ethiopia.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: SMF 19906 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (genus): Broadley 2000: 5 
CommentBOGERT (1940) considered H. kelleri as congeneric with H. nototaenia.

Type species: Hemirhagerrhis kelleri BOETTGER 1893: 129 is the type species of the genus Hemirhagerrhis BOETTGER 1893. 
Etymology 
References
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